Fairy tree

Hawthorn Trees, recognised in Ireland as the fairy tree are often seen lone in the landscape, as it is considered bad luck to cut one down, remove branches or even hang things upon it in case you disturb the little folk.

Hawthorn trees are fascinating, found alone in the landscape. How did they get there and how many times has mans plans been diverted due to the mythical significance of these hardy little trees. They may not be seen classical elegant but there is an undeniable connection to something much more ancient as one gazes upon their gnarled and weathered appearance.

Hawthorn Tree No.1 ©Laurence Gibson